Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
In education it isn't how much you have committed to memory or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't. It's knowing where to go to find out what you need to know and it's knowing how to use the information you get.
I have been maturing as a teacher. New experiences bring new sensitivities and flexibility...
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.
He that teaches us anything which we knew not before is undoubtedly to be reverenced as a master.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
The human mind is our fundamental resource.
Everywhere I go, I'm asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discovers are among them, as comets amongst the stars.
Seldom was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
Upon the subject of education ... I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.
None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps.
Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.
Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
The true aim of every one who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions,but to kindle minds.
Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.
Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the 'naturals,' the ones who somehow know how to teach.
A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.
Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
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